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Immersive Theatre in VR

Available to stream online in Virtual Reality 

Mon 23 -Sun 29 November 2020

Play video for PETRICHOR

A MATCHBOX production by ThickSkin.
Created by Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden

Immersive Theatre in VR.

Welcome to PETRICHOR.
Thousands applied and you have been selected.
This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance.
You are an important part of this machine,
And that’s all you need to think about.

Step into a new world.

A world where every single day is exactly the same.

PETRICHOR is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome.

Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either.

Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.

A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be. Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had.

Could there be something more than this?

Technically daring and breathlessly orchestrated ★★★★
Metro on The Static

All the ingredients to inspire a new generation in theatre
The Good Review

Truly stunning ★★★★★
The Scotsman on How Not To Drown

PETRICHOR is suitable for ages 13+
Running time approx. 30 min
Trigger warning: Please note, PETRICHOR includes flashing images.


How do I access the performance?

You will receive a link in your order confirmation to watch the play on any smart device or computer, with or without a VR headset.

The link will work for one week from 23 November 2020.

Watching with a VR headset is recommended, but not essential. 

Enhance your experience

Enhance your home-viewing experience and get creative by ordering a VR goody bag, including a build your-own-headset for use with any smartphone and an EP of three original tracks from the show. This can be added to your basket when booking and will be posted out to you the week before the show

Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford.

Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.


Tickets: £6

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Eating and Drinking

Make sure you have time to enjoy a delicious meal before the show as well as pre-show and interval drinks.